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Definition of the verb call for

What does call for mean as a doing phrase?


  1. express the need or desire for
  2. require as useful, just, or proper
  3. request the participation or presence of
  4. gather or collect

Alternative definition of the verb call for


  1. To shout out in order to summon (a person).
  2. To ask for in a loud voice.
  3. [figuratively] To request, demand.
  4. To necessitate, demand.
  5. To stop at a place and ask for (someone).


"Call For" a.k.a. "call for…" is a composition.

Phrases with call for

  1. Desperate Times Call For Desperate Measures
  2. to call for

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for call for

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Google previewThe Sportsman's Dictionary, Or the Country Gentleman's Companion, in All Rural Recreations (1735)

With Full and Particular Instructions for Hawking, Hunting ... Riding, Cocking : with the Methods of Breeding, Curing, Dieting, and Ordering of Horses, Dogs, Pigeons, Cocks, Etc

Right Call for large Guinets. H h 4 Call call for Curlews. Call for Guinets. The Cock Lapwing coming. P L O.

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

call for fire — (*) A request for fire containing data necessary for obtaining the required fire on a target. (JP 3-09.1) call sign — (*) Any combination of characters or pronounceable words, which identifies a communication facility, ...

Google previewThe Eight-Language Tourism Dictionary (2014)

An essential guide for every tourist of the world by Christopher Bajger

Call for a doctor, please. English Rufen Sie bitte den Arzt. German Appelez le médecin, s'il vous plaît. French Llame usted al médico, por favor. Spanish Chiami il medico, per favore. Italian Proszę wezwać lekarza. Polish Zavolejte prosím ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Arizona (1999)

by Nancy Capace

The election shall be held at least one hundred days but not more than one hundred twenty days after the call for the election. Except as otherwise provided in this section, for elections held under this section or section 6 of this article, the ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words (2008)

by Diagram Group

yame Referee's call for temporary halt. tsurikomishi-ashi footsweep maneuver utsuri-goshi A maneuver known as countering. Motor Racing drag racing High speed events to record the fastest time ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of the U.S. Government and the Environment (2011)

History, Policy, and Politics by Matthew J. Lindstrom

Thus, Commoner's call for equilibrium in the full range of social, economic, and environmental systems is more than a cri de coeur, but a strategy for human survival. Jonathan Bergman See also Environmental Justice; Nuclear Waste Policy ...

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Take the situation of a scientist solving a problem, where he has certain data, which call for certain responses. Some of this set of data call for his applying such and such a law, while others call for another law. (George Herbert Mead)
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